Monday 13 February 2017

Destination Inspiration - Terminal 2

Hi everyone and welcome to the second stop along our February journey. Nikki here to share a project based on this month's contents of our travel bag:
Product - Kraft Card
Colour - Fired Brick (or dark red)
Technique - Stenciling
Substrate -Burlap
I was a little short of ideas and for this and when I went to start realised I was also out of burlap! Not a great start.... but I found some already used mini burlap panels so decided to work over them - here is what I ended up with.
Having removed what I could off the used panels I added some gesso to cover previously painted areas. The great thing about recycling projects is you get all the additional texture from the original design.  Once the gesso was dry I added some Fired Brick Distress paint. I then stencilled buff paint over the surface through a circles stencil.

I took some Kraft card and painted some swirling circles and fussy cut them to adhere to my burlap panels. I added black gesso around the edges of circles and the panels.
I wasn't sure about showing this - but it is growing on me!
Addicted to Art


  1. I for one am really glad you shared it - I haven't found this destination very easy either! I love the soft red you've created in those wonderful swirls (reminds me of seaside rock!), and the hanging triptych works really well.
    Alison x

  2. Love how you've pulled the contents of the travel bag together and cleverly included each element. Great recycling too. Xxx

  3. A great re-do of your burlap blocks Nikki - love your swirly colors and all the texture with spots of black - it's growing on me too!! The circles remind me of those big swirl lollipops that you'd get at the beachside shops - way to sweet to eat but beautiful to look at!! Julia xx

  4. I love those big swirly stencils!!

  5. Recycling is always great I think and you did a super job on this! Fantastic and creative en result!

  6. Nikki, your triptych is beautiful! It reminds me of folk art painting with those swirly 'roses' and I love the red and white! A very clever make-over! xxx

  7. Terrific use of the travel bag ingredients. Creative recycling thats produced a fabulous and funky end result. Great job x

  8. Very clever use of the travel bag content, Nikki! I love those swirly circles--at first glance, I thought they were roses. Well done on pulling your crafty rabbit out of a hat!

  9. Brilliant idea to recycle your burlap panels Nikki, I adore all of that fabulous texture! Love the swirly circles and the wonderful quote you incorporated, inspired use of your travel bag contents! Deb xo

  10. It's well and truly grown on me - I love it! xx